Behind Those Sunglasses

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

I wondered if you liked me. The glances that you stole at me did say so. But maybe, I was wrong. Coz, there was a whole lot of stuff hidden behind those sunglasses...





















My eyes lingered onto you the moment you entered the cafè. Dressed in Grecian blue summer dress with Aztec prints; you stole my breath away. Nude blue pumps, a shimmery lip gloss and glares completed your look. You looked every bit of the classy diva that posed on the cover page of Vogue.

Every eye was drawn towards alluring aura you radiated but you seemed obvious to the attention poured onto you.


You sat in a booth that was directly in sight of my vision. Your friend, though pretty didn’t catch my attention the way you and that smile of yours did. Leaving you seated in the booth with a cup of cappuccino, she made her way to the counter to place an order.


Now absolutely alone, I saw your gaze drifting around. But, at times you looked straight ahead. If those glares didn’t block your eyes, I would definitely have been sure that you were staring at me. Sipping on your cappuccino from a bent straw, my eyes were drawn to that plump, pink and luscious lip of yours. You were looking right ahead and I was positive that my blue eyes had caught your attention. Cockiness and arrogance were one of the many traits I possessed; so approaching you wasn’t a thing that scared me or made me nervous.


I slowly pushed my chair back and stood up, my eyes still fixated on you. Straightening my spine with the confidence I owned, I made my way towards you. I sat in the chair right across you. Hearing the scraping of the chair against the floor you looked up, your eyebrows scrunched together. I found that gesture adorable but kept my thoughts to myself. I leant my elbows on the table and said, “So you were looking at me.”  It was more of a statement rather than a question. Yep, the arrogance and the charm I possessed always made me speak bluntly.


“Now was I?” you asked in your honey coated voice. I would be lying if I said that your voice didn’t make tingles shoot up my spine.


“Yep you were.” I affirmed.


“Straightforward and arrogant much?” You questioned with a smirk tugging at your lips. You were aimlessly stirring your drink of choice with the straw. Your eyes refused to look into mine as they were focused downwards. The ground, straw or the cappuccino; I was unable to determine which one of those held your attention so damn intensely.


“Straightforward, yes. Arrogant, maybe. I go for what I like. Why beat around the bush when I could definitely get what I want.”


Hearing my witty reply you chuckled. And man, was that chuckle damn sexy. Seeing you chuckle turned my signature smirk that adorned my lips into a genuine smile. Boy, you definitely did things to me even though I had just met you.


“Well, I think your straightforwardness didn’t remind you to ask me my name.” You looked up at me; but those sunglasses prevented me from seeing your eyes which I bet must have been beautiful.



I scratched my nape. Smooth, I thought to myself with a grimace. Shaking my head at my own lack of necessary and vital etiquettes, I stretched my hand in front for you to shake as I said, “Storm and what might your name be beautiful lady?”


“Leah,” you smiled, but no made no attempt to shake my hand.


Feeling a bit thrown off track by your action or lack of thereof, I pulled my hand back to my side and asked you, “Did my words offend you that you didn’t even deem me worthy of a handshake?” My voice was playful, but they masked the hurt I felt.


“Huh, sorry?” Confusion laced your words.


“You clearly rejected my attempt of being nice by not even looking at my hand that was raised to shake your hand.” I stated rather flatly.


“Oh!” the lines of confusion disappeared from your face. “Sorry for being rude but if I did see your hand than I would have definitely shaken it.”


“Huh?” Then it was my turn for the features of my face to morph into one of confusion. My hand was raised at a decent height in front of you. Hence, I was sure that you could have not missed it. Besides, to be honest, my hand was quite muscular and big. So not seeing it was definitely something I didn’t envision you doing. But your next sentence answered my obvious question and puzzled brain and it also solved the mystery of your eyes hidden behind those glares.


“I am blind.”


\"You may break, you may shatter the vase if you will, but the scent of the roses will linger there still\"

-Ruskin Bond, 'The Eyes Are Not Here'

Submitted: May 06, 2015

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Haawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww..'YOUR WORKS CAN DRAW EMOTIONS ON THE FACES OF STATUES CUT IN ALABASTER',as Shakespeare would say..Another super uh-am-azing piece of art..the twist in the end..well,I had never ever expected..GIRL, I need to say more ?? Missed reading your works..and you're back with the sunglasses :)

Wed, May 6th, 2015 8:36pm


Hahahah. Thanks for the compliment. I can't believe it that you think of this story so highly. Hahaha... Awesome? I try. And no, I guess I understand all the words left hanging in the air. So need of saying more. Yep, I am back; in bits and pieces but with a pair of sunglasses. Thanks Bhavya, I mean it

Wed, May 6th, 2015 5:55pm

Yyanna Lee Michaels

Scrrreeeaamminnggg! Love it! Love it! Love Love Love it! LOL! Excellent work on pulling your audience in! I was captivated then the floor dropped and I fell in love! You had a few mistakes which were minor, but I see someone had already beaten me it. Definitely, one of my favorites!

Fri, May 8th, 2015 3:42am


Editing is a hassle. I'll get to it later. I am too lazy to do it right now xD Yes, thanks for soding with Adil on the mistakes. Lol, if you any other please point it out, makes things easier for me xD. You fell in love with it? Ahem... Glad to hear that. Mission accomplished. Thanks for taking out your precious time and reading it Y!!

Thu, May 7th, 2015 9:11pm

Criss Sole

I simply loved it. Ironic. She is beautiful, yet blind. That is quite heartbreaking. Excellent story.

Sun, May 10th, 2015 7:12am


Thanks Criss. Irony is a part of life. Thanks for the comment. I really appreciate it

Sun, May 10th, 2015 4:51am


This was super cute, but the guy's cockiness was kind of annoying. If you hadn't told me that the girl in your story was gonna be blind, then I agree with the others, it was a complete shock! Your description was amazing, and the way you expressed their personalities was really realistic. Great story! ~Poetic

Mon, May 11th, 2015 8:32pm


Thanks Poetic for taking out your precious time and reading this. I know you've been busy and seriously you reading and commenting on this one is something I truly appreciate. Lol, the guy surely has got some arrogance. I just wanted him to be some "I am sexy and I know it" kind of bloke. Seems like I accomplished that. And thanks again.

Mon, May 11th, 2015 1:44pm

Mr Watson

An original piece Natalaya, It's strange how we sometimes don't see ( pardon the pun ) what isn't the obvious until the final hurdle.

Mon, May 11th, 2015 8:35pm


The pun, even though asked to be pardoned, did tickle me. Yeah, we just don't seem to notice things soon. Humans, I tell you

Mon, May 11th, 2015 1:42pm


Wonderful! This was plain wonderful. I loved it. I've always love how there's always a twist at the end of your stories which gives your stories a whole new meaning. This was simply amazing. The way you described both the characters and everything was just perfect. Loved it. X

Tue, May 12th, 2015 4:58pm


Hey there Miss. Hades, thanks for taking out time from your busy schedule and reading this one. Well, about the story, what can I supposedly say? I try. I guess I like making my characters suffer. That's the sadist part of me. So yeah, hence, the twist. Well thanks again. I surely was anticipating your review

Tue, May 12th, 2015 10:14am

Labyrinth Black

ARGH HOW DARE YOU LEAVE IT THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Haha, just kidding. I loved this story. So cute and thoughtful, but it a different way to your normal stories. Sorry I couldn't get around to reviewing it earlier, but my life's been kinda busy. Anyway, this story is full of power and strength that gracefully made its way into my heart. So, it is a like from me, Nata ^_^

Wed, May 13th, 2015 6:47am


I wanted my readers to think of what happens next, Milady. Hence, the cliff hanger. And I understand Milady, being the queen herself thee has work to accomplish. Thank you for reading the story written by this mere mortal Milady.

Wed, May 13th, 2015 12:57pm


Hahah... Already could tell she was blind at da 4th-5th paragraph *tongues* uh-hoh caught yho this time (growing wiser ^_^ *sinister laughter* hahahahehehehohoh *voice cracking, coughs*)… I'm always happy to read anything coming from thou, this was a super awesome short story (still wondering how yho always manage to pack so many info in your short stories? How do yho do that?). Your perfect descriptions were real helpful for visualizing what was going on... and shuuu don't tell nobody, I learnt alotta new words from thy story. Yur super talented, aint kidding whenever I send that, yur this brilliant at this age, wonder how yho gon be when older???.... Nice work Natty, Thanks.

Fri, May 15th, 2015 6:27am


Thanks? I should be thanking you dumbo! That was one awesome comment. I loved it. And you are catching on upto me. *hands over a glass of water* evil laughs suit me. So next time don't go sinister laughing, you ain't no good at it xD And really? I guess I have read works of people younger than me who are far better. I have a whole further way to travel. Still, thanks rapper boyn I was actually waiting for your comment.

Thu, May 14th, 2015 11:46pm


I'm so mad at myself for not being able to get online sooner and read this before today, sorry sorry sorry! However, now that I have read it my day is made. :) This story is super cute and the twist at the end is fantastic and very well thought out, although it reminds me of PoeticMe's story, where her twist ending was that the main girl character was deaf. Nonetheless, your story is brilliant! The discriptions were incredible and the surroundings were so normal, and you made them seem very believable. Great story, as always!

Tue, May 19th, 2015 6:03am


I know right! I actually commented on Poetic's Beauty and The Bus and told her that I had written something along the same lines. Lol, still... Anyways, missed ya gurl. No need to apologize Navy Kiddo. Better late than never. And thanks for the comment. I guess I blew eveyone with the descriptions this time

Tue, May 19th, 2015 5:58am


First of all- sorry for the late response to your reading request... coming to your poem, natie, it was AWESOME as ever!!! And the twist? OMG- I looovvveeed it!!! Keep writing and keep flooding me with your wonderful reading requests!:)

Thu, May 21st, 2015 5:33pm


Lol I would point out that ut actually was a short story. Anyways, thanks fir reading Smiles.

Thu, May 21st, 2015 8:12pm


Hey natie! Um extremely sorry for the typo... reading too many poems these days! BTW gr8 SHORT STORY!!!
lol :)

Fri, May 22nd, 2015 12:48pm


Lol you needn't correct that. I understand when you are plagued with reading requests. Get's hard

Fri, May 22nd, 2015 5:55am


Wow I loved it, so beautiful! KMU on any future work of yours, cheers ;)

Sat, June 13th, 2015 3:40pm


Hey there. Thanks for reading and commenting. And lol, if and when I post I'll tell you. Thanks again

Sat, June 20th, 2015 2:06am

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